Under Obama, the VA tried to jail an elderly veteran for 6 months for placing US Flags on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility in West Los Angeles without permission.
Under President Trump, the court system threw it out as insanity!
There is a new sheriff in town! What foolishness was this? All involved need to hear, “You’re Fired!” What a HUGE waste of taxpayer monies and abuse of one of our finest, a veteran!
Robert Rosebrock was cited on Memorial Day 2016 for allegedly displaying two napkin-sized American flags on a fence near the entrance to the Veterans Park. He faced a misdemeanor jail time of 6 months.
The federal misdemeanor charge against Rosebrock stemed from a VA statute that prohibits the posting of materials or “placards” on a VA property, except when authorized by the head of the facility.
So two wannabe law enforcement officers decided to be stupid when they saw Rosebrock place the two small flags on the fence of the California Veterans Affairs facility. Note the California part. That explains a LOT!
Judicial Watch explains:
Judicial Watch today announced that a California U.S. District Court has ruled that 75-year-old veteran Robert Rosebrock is not guilty of violating federal law for displaying two four by six inch American Flags above a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. The rulings were handed down in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Rosebrock had been charged with desecrating the VA grounds by hanging and displaying the two napkin-sized American Flags on a section of the fence adjacent to the Great Lawn Gate at the entrance to the Veterans Park. Rosebrock attorneys pointed out that in the past the grounds had been repeatedly used for such events as bike races, running marathons, and Halloween Parties.
Rosebrock, 75, and fellow veterans, have been assembling at the site nearly every Sunday and Memorial Day since March 9, 2008, to protest what they believe is the VA’s failure to make full use of the valuable West Los Angeles property for the benefit and care of veterans, particularly homeless veterans.
Judicial Watch attorney Sterling E. Norris, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney, and Los Angeles-based defense attorney Robert Patrick Sticht are representing Rosebrock, who faced up to six months’ imprisonment if found guilty on the flag-hanging charge.
“Now that the court has rightly dismissed the government’s outrageous flag-displaying charge against Mr. Rosebrock, we hope that he and his fellow patriots will be allowed to honor the flag and commemorate their fellow veterans as they deem appropriate,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We are pleased that Judicial Watch was able to step forward successfully to help Mr. Rosebrock.”
Such insanity went on under Obama! Had someone placed a Mexican flag or an ISIS flag up, what would have been the consequences then? NONE!
Our most valuable resource, the veteran, as well as our U.S. Flag has been under attack under the Obama administration and I am glad to see a change in direction.
The VA has a lot of splainin’ to do on so many levels and this one is horrific. They owe Robert Rosebrock for his time and inconvenience. Shameful!
Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran faced federal criminal charges for displaying two four-by-six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016.
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